Parents and Families

UD President Dennis Assanis and his wife, Eleni, welcome new students and their families on move-in day.

At UD, We're Preparing Students
for a Lifetime of Success

As a parent or family member, we know you have questions. About how well your student will be prepared for a dynamic world. About what their experience will be on campus. And, of course, about the value of a UD education and how affordable it will be. Below are resources to help you determine whether UD is the right fit for your student and to help make his or her academic career a positive one.

UD family standing with YoUDee mascot at a parents and family weekend event

New UD Families Are Invited to Join the Blue Hen Family Hub


A new way to stay involved with your student at the University of Delaware. Mid-June, deposited students’ families will receive an emailing inviting them to join. In the Blue Hen Family Hub, there is information and resources to help your student thrive at UD.

Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Guiding Your Student to UD

Majors and Academic Interests

At UD we have over 150 majors, over 100 minors and over 50 bachelor's plus accelerated master's degree programs (4+1 programs). That's a lot of options, giving your student the ability to customize their education. We've made it easy to compare majors and get an idea of what each of the four years at UD will look like by using our Major Finder.

Major Finder

Graduate Into Greatness

UD's job and career placement rates have historically been well above the national average, according to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. View salaries and employment by major, location and more on our outcomes page.



Set Up For Success


A UD education can open the door to a successful career, no matter your aspirations. 

Your student will be supported from the moment they step on campus through senior year and beyond. Our Career Center is devoted to our students' success, offering career counseling, interviewing and resume writing workshops and linking students to job and internship opportunities. 

The University of Delaware offers a variety of enrichment opportunities for your student. Whether they are interested in the academic rigor of our Honors College, exploring global culture through our World Scholars program, or building experience and career prospects through our Scholars and Fellows programs, we are here to provide those experiences and support. 

Community and Support

You've spent a lifetime preparing your son or daughter to take the next step into adulthood. At UD, they'll find the support they need for an enriching and rewarding college experience.  

We are dedicated to providing support to our student veterans and military dependents. The University has a designated Student Veteran Coordinator available on campus, hosts Student Veteran Orientation, offers priority registration and more resources for our students affiliated with the military to take advantage of. For more information about our student veteran supports on campus, please browse our Student Veterans web page.

UD Parent Community

When you're the parent of a Blue Hen, you're part of our family, too. We have many resources available at UD for you to stay connected to the University and other UD parents.